Image of God in the Parables

Image of God in the Parables

by Stephen W. Hiemstra
Image of God in the Parables

Image of God in the Parables

by Stephen W. Hiemstra

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Overview

Our image of God reveals not only God's character, but our own. Jesus' parables reveal a God who is intentionally available to those who seek him. They invite the listener to enter the narrative and engage with God one-on-one to expand our understanding of faith and of ourselves.The image of God in the New Testament takes at least three forms: The person of Jesus, Jesus' teaching about the kingdom of God with the parables, and the founding of the church on Pentecost by the Holy Spirit. In this book I will focus on the image of God the Father found in the parables.The authenticity of the parables as Jesus' own words is seldom questioned, in part, because Jesus' parables are unique, a genre unto themselves, but not a typical genre. A typical genre might adhere to a particular structure or story form, but not a parable.

Image of God in the Parables is written in a devotional format with a reflection, prayers, and questions for study.

Cover art by C. Hiemstra (2023), The Lost Sheep, Used with Permission.Hear the words; walk the steps; experience the joy!

Author Stephen W. Hiemstra (MDiv, Ph.D.) is a slave of Christ, husband, father, author, and volunteer pastor. He lives in Centreville, Virginia with Maryam, his wife of more than thirty-five years. They have three grown children.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942199977
Publisher: T2Pneuma Publishers LLC
Publication date: 05/17/2023
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

Author Stephen W. Hiemstra lives in Centreville, Virginia with Maryam, his wife of more than thirty-five years. They have three grown children.

Stephen worked as an economist for twenty-seven years in more than five federal agencies, where he published numerous government studies, magazine articles, and book reviews. Check WorldCat.org for a complete listing of volumes available in a library near you.

Stephen has published a six-book, Christian spirituality series. He wrote his first book, A Christian Guide to Spirituality in 2014. In 2016, he wrote a second book, Life in Tension. In 2017, he published a memoir, Called Along the Way. In 2019, he published Simple Faith. In 2020, he published Living in Christ. His sixth book-Image and Illumination-was published in 2023.

With the publication of Image of God in the Parables (2023), Stephen begins a new image of God series.

Two books from his Christian spirituality series are available in Spanish: Una Guía Cristiana a la Espiritualidad (2015) and Vida en Tensión (2021). He also published his first book in German: Ein Christlicher Leitfaden zur Spiritualität (2022).

In 2021, he published his debut novella, Masquerade, and rewrote it as a screenplay under the title: Brandishing the Blue. In 2023, he published a sequel, The Detour, and adapted it as a screenplay: The Korean Detour.

Stephen published his first hardcover book, Everyday Prayers for Everyday People(2018). He also published an ebook compilation book, Spiritual Trilogy, that year.

Stephen has a Masters of Divinity (MDiv, 2013) from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina. His doctorate (Ph.D., 1985) is in agricultural economics from Michigan State University. He studied in Puerto Rico and in Germany and speaks Spanish and German.

Correspond with Stephen at T2Pneuma@gmail.com or follow his blog at http://www.T2Pneuma.net.

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